Storage Associati's Disappearing Stairs Have Optimally Placed Beams

By: Alyson Wyers - Aug 7, 2014
References: facebook & designtaxi
These cleverly designed disappearing stairs help camouflage a staircase in the middle of the room while creating a futuristic partition at the same time. From Storage Associati, the staircase features an optical illusion that makes it disappear when viewed from certain angles.

The case of stairs is surrounded by vertically positioned metal planks in a range of sizes and heights. The gaps between the planks and the strategic placement of them is what creates the visual effect. Depending on where you stand, the disappearing stairs can look like a closed off space, stair well or open staircase.

The elusively designed feature was installed in a private residence by the Milan-based Italian architecture firm. The darkly hued metallic beams creates a modern and masculine feel for the home.